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JVC GR-D7OU/ condensation and not accepting tape

My camcorder reads condensation dected on the screen and also want stay close when the tape is inserted. If any anybody can give me some kind of direction i would appreciate it. Thank You!

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Can you open the camera?
If you can remoce the mechanisum and clean the condensation sensor which is on the loading motor and then close back and check.

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